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Investigating regulative implications for user-generated content and a design proposal


Garg, Radhika; Schmitt, Corinna; Stiller, Burkhard (2013). Investigating regulative implications for user-generated content and a design proposal. PIK: Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, 0(0):1-11.

Abstract

The rapid increase of the Internet connectivity and the data publishing activity, like user-generated con- tent, has lead Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to establish more efficient mechanisms for content delivery, such as caching. Mechanisms such as content-aware-networks and in-network caching reduce network load, server load, and user response time, thus, manage the network. How- ever, caching of content also raises major implications in terms of legal acts and bills (e.g., data privacy, copyright), dealing with access control, validation scheme, and regu- lations (e.g., contractual obligation, legal restrictions). In general, user-generated content is linked with sen- sitive information, such as geographical information, med- ical and financial information, personal identifiable data, photos, videos, and contact information. Therefore, it is essential to secure data and regulate access. The latter, is gained by including access control mechanisms in the data exchange process, where a user requesting data must prove his access rights. Therefore, a user has to show an access ticket, which includes his rights based on legal and regulative implications. In order to secure any kind of data exchange, authentication of each participating communi- cation entity (e.g., content owner, server, and end-user) is essential, which is part of the proposed two-way authenti- cation handshake in this paper that is performed to gener- ate a secure communication channel. The main contribution of this paper is to show that transmission, storage, and usage of user-generated data in caches within the network is manageable within the legal laws on sensitivity, copyright, and privacy. The scope of studying these laws, acts, and policies is restricted to Swit- zerland (CH), the European Union (EU), and the United States of America (USA). Finally, a solution is presented including access ticketing and two-way authentication me- chanisms based on common standards from IP networks.

Abstract

The rapid increase of the Internet connectivity and the data publishing activity, like user-generated con- tent, has lead Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to establish more efficient mechanisms for content delivery, such as caching. Mechanisms such as content-aware-networks and in-network caching reduce network load, server load, and user response time, thus, manage the network. How- ever, caching of content also raises major implications in terms of legal acts and bills (e.g., data privacy, copyright), dealing with access control, validation scheme, and regu- lations (e.g., contractual obligation, legal restrictions). In general, user-generated content is linked with sen- sitive information, such as geographical information, med- ical and financial information, personal identifiable data, photos, videos, and contact information. Therefore, it is essential to secure data and regulate access. The latter, is gained by including access control mechanisms in the data exchange process, where a user requesting data must prove his access rights. Therefore, a user has to show an access ticket, which includes his rights based on legal and regulative implications. In order to secure any kind of data exchange, authentication of each participating communi- cation entity (e.g., content owner, server, and end-user) is essential, which is part of the proposed two-way authenti- cation handshake in this paper that is performed to gener- ate a secure communication channel. The main contribution of this paper is to show that transmission, storage, and usage of user-generated data in caches within the network is manageable within the legal laws on sensitivity, copyright, and privacy. The scope of studying these laws, acts, and policies is restricted to Swit- zerland (CH), the European Union (EU), and the United States of America (USA). Finally, a solution is presented including access ticketing and two-way authentication me- chanisms based on common standards from IP networks.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:13 December 2013
Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 07:03
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 02:30
Publisher:De Gruyter Saur
ISSN:0930-5157
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/pik-2013-0042
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:8949

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